Jeremy Baker

Finished reading: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks πŸ“š

The first book on the β€œCulture” Series, now a classic science fiction setting. Explores the Culture largely from the view on an antagonist in the midst of a devastating galactic war. Covers vast and immense scope with finely crafted characters and intense interpersonal relationships and conflict.


Finished reading: Hard by the Cloud House by Peter Walker πŸ“š

Interesting mix of natural history, history and mythological investigation.

Finished reading: On Savage Shores by Caroline Dodds Pennock πŸ“š

Finished reading: Blackouts by Justin Torres πŸ“š

Finished reading: Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend πŸ“š

Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend πŸ“š

Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend πŸ“š

Finished reading: Bernardino de Sahagun by Miguel Leon-Portilla πŸ“š

Finished reading: Homer and His Iliad by Robin Lane Fox πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Florentine Codex by Jeanette Favrot Peterson πŸ“š

Finished reading: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch πŸ“š

Finished reading: How the World Made the West by Josephine Quinn πŸ“š

Finished reading: Ancient Cuzco by Brian S. Bauer πŸ“š

Excellent preparation for our trip to Peru in July 2024.

Finished reading: Why the Bible Began by Jacob L. Wright πŸ“š

Fascinating analysis of the underpinnings of the development of the Hebrew Bible.

Finished reading: Mona of the Manor by Armistead Maupin πŸ“š

Thank you to my wonderful bestie Sam Mackay for helping me to buy my latest bookstack from Unity Books in Wellington:

  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover (D.H. Lawrence 1928)
  • Mona of the Manor (Amistead Maupin 2024)
  • A History of Japan in Manga (Shunchiro Kanaya 2022)
  • The Land Wars - the dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony (John Laband 2020)
  • Normal Women- 900 years of making history (Philippa Gregory 2023)

#books #bookstack #history #friends

Starting the year out right

Final catch up of books I have finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Life and Death of States by Natasha Wheatley πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Glass Wall by Max Egremont πŸ“š

Finished reading: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford πŸ“š

Finished reading: Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell πŸ“š

Finished reading: Great Kingdoms of Africa by John Parker πŸ“š

Excellent overview of some of the more prominent kingdoms of Africa from Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia in the northeast, to Ghana, Mali and Songhay in the west, to Kongo and Buganda in the centre, and the Zulu in the south.

Finished reading: Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth πŸ“š

A delightfully crafted history of some of the leading β€œprinces” of Renaissance Italy and their families. Ties together family,politics, war, literature and art in an insightful combination that reveals a great deal about the era. A highly innovative approach to history.

Finished reading: Death in the Sauna by Dennis Altman πŸ“š

Fantastic gay mystery / crime novel by one of the greats. Highly recommended.